If You Live In A Snow Area, Are You Ready For It?

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  1. Faye Fox

    Faye Fox Very Well-Known Member
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    Most of my life I lived in deep snow country. We don't get much here near sea level. I hate it now because no one around here has a clue how to drive in it and on years they get a few inches, they push it up in driveways. I can still shovel it, but it takes a long time. I have to cancel my walks on those days as I have never had broken bones and don't want any. If it were possible, I would live in the Caribbean.
     
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    Well, we got somewhat on the "sore" side, in our arms/shoulders, after taking the snow off of the full cover on the bow of our boat. From the windshield forward was the snow.

    As for us, after 10 1/2 years, we had enough of living close to the ocean (10 miles or so away). We only went to the beach/sand a couple of times when we lived there. Turned out that we just aren't a beach couple.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh If your snow isn't too wet, try a high volume battery operated blower. One of my neighbors cleans off his covered boat and covered motorcycle that way.
     
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    I don't consider snow to be a disaster. It's simply weather.
     
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    I really like your ideas, @Faye Fox ! I grew up in north Idaho, so snow almost up to my waist was the normal thing every winter, and spending time outside shoveling snow was just part of life out there.
    As an adult, I mostly still lived in either Washington or Idaho, with snowy winters; except when I lived on the west coast of Washington, where we only had snow occasionally, and mostly just saw it on the mountains.

    I would love to live close to the ocean again, and probably somewhere along the Washington or Oregon coast, because they don’t have hurricanes in the Pacific, like they do in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Astoria, Oregon, would definitely be one of my first choices.
    I like the Caribbean idea, but they get lots of hurricanes in that area, so definitely not a choice for me.
    No one knows how to drive in snow here in Alabama either, plus they have no snow equipment to deal with snow, so even an inch shuts everything down.
    Since we usually don’t have to be anywhere at a specific time, we mostly just stay home when there is snow or ice here.
     
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    If you have fluffy snow, blowers are effective, but if you have heavy wet snow, there isn't a powerful enough battery to move it, or anything electric that will move it, unless you have a really big hair dryer, and melt the lovely crap!!!!! Us Canadians are very imaginative with our ways.:cool::cool::cool:.
     
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    Micki will get stuck one of these days. IMG-0185 (1).JPG
     
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    The deck is 4 feet from the ground, the snow is almost level with the deck.
     
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    We use one that has a medium length brush on one end and plastic heavy duty scrapper on the other. If we would have had our little metal fold-up step stool with us, could've got all of the snow off. The snow was somewhat heavy on top and icy underneath, so used both ends of the vehicle snow/ice remover.
     
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    Looks like your guy is totally happy!!! I wonder what dogs think as to what happened to their original yard space. :D
     
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    I admire people who are willing to deal with it year after year. For me, just one winter would be enough to take care of my curiosity. Sure, we have possible hurricanes, but not for MONTHS out of every year. :p
    It sure is beautiful though.
     
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    Do remember I booked a holiday for my wife and child which cost me £1200 in 1977(a lot of money then) to go in Feb.

    3 days new York 4 days Orlando 7 days Miami.

    A week before we left New York had the biggest snowstorm for a hundred years.

    Got to America airport clear but snow cleared to the side over 30 ft high.

    Same on the roads.

    Lovely sunny weather but just above freezing side streets block with snow and at about 2pm workers came out and shoveled some of the snow onto the road which then melted and did not freeze

    3 days later in Orlando sunbathing and in the hotel's swimming pool temps in the 80s

    You're weather never ceases to amaze me
     
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    The big thing with living west of the Cascades is the influx of Californians that have taken over and the states of Wa. and Or. are all controlled by the insanely liberal big cities. All the reasons the Californians left Ca. they are bringing to these states.
     
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    I can imagine most snow in the east is wet and heavy. Only snow I know about is in the west and while most snows are light and fluffy, we do get some heavy wet ones that only the most powerful blowers will handle. One of my young neighbors bought a super powerful blower last winter and does my drive in times of wet snow. Then we have an occasional ice storm. Nothing to do but stay in and stay warm. I used to have chains for my winter boots, but now just stay in.
     
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    Good help is hard to find. Friday Frolics_ Frosty Corgi Fun! - The Daily….jpeg
     
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